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Children's Rights and Children's Literature

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:16pm
Matthew B. Prickett



Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

Guest Editors:
Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York
Matthew B. Prickett, Rutgers University-Camden

[Reminder] NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Reminder: NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
Host Institution: Ryerson University

Full information regarding the 2015 Call for Papers may be found on our website:

November 13-14 Conference: Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites -- CUNY Graduate Center, CFP due Sept 20

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:21pm
CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature & Italian Specialization

Keynote Speakers: Elaine Scarry (Harvard) & Rosanna Warren (U of Chicago)

If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. - E. Bowen

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at the CUNY Graduate Center present the annual interdisciplinary conference entitled Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites to be held on November 13 and 14, 2014.

UGC Sponsored National Seminar Technologies of Self : Writing Lives, Making History 9-10 October, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:35am
All Saints' College, Trivandrum

UGC Sponsored National Seminar Technologies of Self : Writing Lives, Making History
9-10 October, 2014

Life writing is an area that invites a lot of introspection and research in terms of its socio-cultural and political value.
from biographies, autobiographies to Facebook and Twitter and Selfies, the process of self writing and self righting is everywhere.
The seminar is a good avenue to discuss these and many more issues.
the last date for receiving abstracts is 5 September, 2014.
Second Class train Fare will be provided for outstation participants

Registration details

(Re)Imagining American Landscapes at SAMLA Nov. 7-9, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:20pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

URGENT: Paper needed for SAMLA special session: "(Re)Imagining American Landscapes: Subversion and National/Historical Consciousness in American Women Writers." Papers may consider any period or multiple periods of American literature; genre and border literature topics are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract ASAP (preferably by Sept. 3, 2014) to Lori Howard,

ACLA 2015 CFP: Poetry After Language (3/26-3/29, Seattle, WA)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:22pm
Marijeta Bozovic, Yale University; Kevin M. F. Platt, University of Pennsylvania; Walt Hunter, Clemson University

The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry marked a shift—or a return to avant-garde practice—in American poetry in the 1970s. This seminar examines the continuing international significance of the L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry in the wake of renewed politically engaged practices after the international years of protest of 2011-2013. At a moment when artistic movements across the world are taking up avant-garde and modernist strategies, what is the legacy of that earlier recovery of the avant-garde? Diverse poetic practices associated with the loosely defined movement edged toward the position, in Lyn Hejinian's words, that: "Language is nothing but meanings, and meanings are nothing but a flow of contexts.